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You could own Tom Seaver's 1969 World Series cap

Tom Seaver's game-worn Mets cap from the 1969 World Series (Image credit: Press Pass Collectibles via eBay)
Tom Seaver’s game-worn Mets cap from the 1969 World Series (Image credit: Press Pass Collectibles via eBay)

The matchups haven’t all been set yet, but we’re about to begin another season of playoff baseball. And for the first time in 9 years, I have a real rooting interest.

But while we’re waiting, let’s take a look at a piece of memorabilia from the Mets’ first World Series appearance.

If you’ve got $9,999.99 burning a hole in your pocket, you could own the cap Tom Seaver wore in 1969. Press Pass Collectibles is selling the cap, which had previously been owned by a family member of a former Shea Stadium security officer.

(If you’d like something to remind you of the Mets’ last World Series appearance, you could pick up a 2000 National League Championship ring that belonged to minor league coach Roger La Francois or one that belonged to a team trainer for a bit less.)

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Baseball cards or memorabilia?

If you had three grand to spend on one really nice David Wright item for your collection, would you pick a baseball card or a memorabilia item?

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Photo credit: gillian maniscalco

Perusing current eBay listings, you could choose between a serial numbered 1/1 2005 Bowman Chrome Superfractor graded Gem Mint-10 by PSA for $1999.99 (plus $5 shipping) or one of Wright’s most desirable rookie cards, a 2002 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autograph, serial numbered out of  50, that’s graded Mint-9 by BGS for $2995.00 (plus $3.75 shipping.)

Or you could select a memorabilia item, such as Wright’s 2007 All-Star Game batting helmet (which has been autographed) for $2500.00 (plus $25 shipping) or a limited edition Silver Slugger bat, autographed by Wright and inscribed with his 2006 stats, for $2099.99 (If you go for the latter item, you also get an autographed Jose Reyes game-used bat.)

Now I don’t really have to worry about making those kind of decisions. If I did, I think I’d be looking for “wow factor.” No matter how much sparkle & foil are used to make them, modern baseball cards can’t beat memorabilia in that department.

What do you think?

Posted in Autographs, Baseball Cards, Uncategorized

Monday mailday

There’s one nice thing about Mondays… the mailbox is usually full. In addition to the usual junk mail, bills and the like, today I found an eBay package and two SASEs. What did I get? Let’s see.


Gene Walter 1988 Barry Colla postcard
Gene Walter 1988 Barry Colla postcard

First, the eBay package. I won a Gene Walter-signed Barry Colla postcard from melbournecowboys last week for $2. From 1985 through 1995, noted photograph Barry Colla produced postcards for the Mets. The players used them to handle autograph requests.

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